The Theology of the Body

The Theology of the Body developed by Saint John Paul II reveals the meaning of our creation in the Image of God. Not only is each individual made in the image of God as a reasoning, loving person, but the gifts of self made in marriage and consecrated celibacy image the Holy Trinity, the Community of total gift and response.

Understanding the profound implications of the Gift requires a new language worked out by Saint John Paul and presented now in a study guide, A New Language. In four seasons of six sessions each, A New Language takes participants through the Scripture-based Theology of the Body, a joyful understanding of marriage, sexuality, consecrated celibacy, and single fidelity. It provides guidance to and appreciation of all of the Catholic Church's traditional teaching and leads participants to a fuller realization of their sacred calling. Theology of the Body developed by Saint John Paul II reveals the meaning of our creation in the Image of God. Not only is each individual made in the image of God as a reasoning, loving person, but the gifts of self made in marriage and consecrated celibacy image the Holy Trinity, the Community of total gift and response.